Pippa Moore MA, MBACP, UKCP, MNCS Accred.
I am a qualified registered counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience. I offer counselling, psychotherapy and clinical supervision both remotely (via Zoom) and in a comfortable, safe and confidential location in Uckfield.
Please note that I am only working via video, audio or instant messaging during the COVID pandemic.
- Available now and after lockdown is lifted
- 4 years experience of online provision counselling in Private Practice, and in an employed formal capacity - 2 years counselling using video and instant messaging, 2 years as clinical lead
- Past and ongoing formal training in digital counselling provision
- Supervision by qualified and experienced online therapist
Your first session is at no charge. I work weekdays and can arrange evening appointments. Some concessionary spaces are available for low income/unwaged as well as for students on counselling courses. I am an approved provider for Aviva, BUPA and WPA health insurance companies, so your sessions may be eligible for payment through them.
How counselling can help
We all have times in our lives when we need that extra bit of support. Counselling is a way of finding someone trained and neutral to talk things over with, and this can help us to find solutions or different, more useful ways of coping. Often, even if there is the support of friends or family, those close to us can take sides, or have an agenda, even if they don’t mean to. As your counsellor, I offer a safe, neutral and confidential way for you to look at those issues that are troubling you with fresh eyes, without judgement or blame. Please feel free to ask more about how I work before making an appointment, either by phone or email. There is more information about my approach below, too.
Integrative means that I am trained in a number of approaches, some psychodynamic and some humanistic. Again, don’t worry too much about what this means, but you may want to Google some of the approaches that inform my practice which, amongst others are:
- Person Centred
- Transactional Analysis
- Attachment theory
- Object Relations theory
- Family constellations
- Systemic theory
I also invite clients to use creative methods (ie sandtray, objects, pictures, art and mark making etc) if appropriate. You may or may not want to try this, it’s your choice entirely.
I keep up to date with new theory and thinking, and attend regular training and workshops throughout the year so that my thinking does not become “fixed” and/or outdated.
What to expect in your first session
Your first session is free of charge, and although it is more of an information sharing time, gives you the chance to meet me in person and decide whether you think I might be the right person for you. I will ask some basic details in our first telephone conversation, and the first session gives me the chance to know more about you and what brings you to counselling at this time. This is also an opportunity for you to find out more about me and the counselling process.
There is no obligation to continue after the first session. You may want to go away and think about it, you may want to book another session at the end. This is up to you. If you choose to continue, I usually suggest that we review our work after 6 weeks. You will have a better idea after this time whether you are noticing the benefits of the sessions, and we can then discuss where we go from there.
How Many sessions will I need?
This is probably the question I am asked the most, and the honest answer is that no one client is alike, and so estimating how many sessions are needed is almost impossible. However, should you decide to continue, there will be plenty of opportunities to review our progress. You are not tied into the sessions, and I encourage people to be honest about their experience of the sessions. The sessions are for you and if you think you are not getting what you want from them, then it is fine to talk about that with me.
I am available via Zoom only during the COVID pandemic.
My practice is close to bus routes to and from Crowborough, Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne, with a bus stop and train station about a 2 minute walk. There is a private car park immediately adjacent to my room.
I am able to offer weekday sessions from 9am with the last session beginning at 7.30pm
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Further Training
- MA in Integrative Humanistic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 2003The Minster Centre, London
Additional training :
- Clinical Supervision - 2007 Wealden College, Crowborough
- Counselling & Psychotherapy for Couples, Children and Family - 2009 Wealden College, Crowborough
- Online Counselling Provision - 2016 In house, Xenzone
- General Certificate in Online Counselling and Therapy - The Academy for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy
I began clinical practice in January 1999, and have worked both privately and for other orgnisations for the past 17 years. These include Southwark Bereavement Care, Age Concern, Kings Cross, CluedUp Info, Crowborough, St Peter and St James’ Hospice Chailey. Most recently, I worked for one of the UK’s leading provider of online counselling and support, first as a counsellor and then for 2 years as a clinical lead. For 5 years, I was a core tutor on a BACP accredited Integrative Diploma in Counselling course.
I am a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) registered, a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a student member of Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy online. I abide by the codes and ethics, of all the professional bodies of which I am a member, making my work accountable. I am fully insured and have a current enhanced DBS check. In addition, I am a BUPA, AVIVA and WPA registered provider.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 Counselling Students
Other concessionary and student rates may be available, depending on uptake at the time of inquiry.